Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer Delivers Keynote Address to Air Guard Gala

Senator Tony Luetkemeyer Delivers Keynote Address to Air Guard Gala

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, delivered the keynote address to the men and women of Missouri’s 139th Airlift Wing during the Missouri Air National Guard unit’s annual Stars and Stripes Gala, Saturday, Sept. 7.

State Senator Tony Luetkemeyer, center, poses for a photograph with command officers of the 139th Airlift Wing of the Missouri Air National Guard, based at Rosecrans Air Base in St. Joseph. From left: Vice Commander Col. John Cluck, Sen. Luetkemeyer and Commander Col. Edward Black.

Addressing enlisted airmen and women, officers and distinguished guests, Sen. Luetkemeyer thanked the unit for its service, both overseas in conflict zones and at home aiding victims of floods and other natural disasters. Based at St. Joseph’s Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, the 139th Airlift Wing was mobilized to help protect communities in Missouri and Kansas from flooding during the spring and summer of 2019. The unit was also called up to provide aid and transport relief supplies following hurricanes in the southeastern United States and the Caribbean.

“These brave men and women of Missouri’s Air National Guard are true heroes,” Sen. Luetkemeyer said. “It was a great honor to participate in their annual ball and express my appreciation for all the work they do on behalf of this state and our nation.”

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